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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Jet Boat Day Trip from Christchurch
4.5
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AU$282.09
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Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    50
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. You will be picked up from your accomodation and transfered to the Hanmer Springs Pool & Spa to relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools. You will also get to ride an exhilarating jet boat through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a cafe lunch in Hamner Springs. There is also an opportunity to do a bungee jump and enjoy a thermal massage (own expense).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After pickup by private vehicle from your centrally located hotel, relax on the 1.5-hour drive from Christchurch to the tranquil enclave of Hanmer Springs, a picturesque resort village tucked into into a mountain valley.  On arrival, start with an exciting jet-boat ride through Waiau Gorge at the aptly named Thrillseekers Canyon. Burst through narrow gorges and white-water rapids and skim over braided shallows on a high-speed ride with thrilling 360-degree spins.  Then head to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa for a provided lunch at the on-site Garden House Cafe. Relax in the volcanic sulphur pools fed by natural thermal springs, and soak your tension away against the massage jets. Dip into various pools offering a range of temperatures. Rich in minerals including chloride, boron, calcium and carbonate, the waters are known to treat a variety of conditions and injuries. Enjoy views of towering redwoods and have time to explore the village of Hanmer at your leisure before departing for your accommodation, arriving back in Christchurch in the evening. Returning by private vehicle allows you to fully absorb the effects of the mineral baths without troubling yourself with the inconvenience of arranging transportation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • After pickup by private vehicle from your centrally located hotel, relax on the 1.5-hour drive from Christchurch to the tranquil enclave of Hanmer Springs, a picturesque resort village tucked into into a mountain valley.  On arrival, start with an exciting jet-boat ride through Waiau Gorge at the aptly named Thrillseekers Canyon. Burst through narrow gorges and white-water rapids and skim over braided shallows on a high-speed ride with thrilling 360-degree spins.  Then head to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa for a provided lunch at the on-site Garden House Cafe. Relax in the volcanic sulphur pools fed by natural thermal springs, and soak your tension away against the massage jets. Dip into various pools offering a range of temperatures. Rich in minerals including chloride, boron, calcium and carbonate, the waters are known to treat a variety of conditions and injuries. Enjoy views of towering redwoods and have time to explore the village of Hanmer at your leisure before departing for your accommodation, arriving back in Christchurch in the evening. Returning by private vehicle allows you to fully absorb the effects of the mineral baths without troubling yourself with the inconvenience of arranging transportation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT04
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring swimmers, towel comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring swimmers, towel comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Canterbury Region
  • 1
    Hanmer Springs Attractions
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tea Kiosk Café & Grill at Hanmer Springs
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Waiau Ferry Bridge
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Catharine H
27 contributions
Aug. 2019
If you love water, you will love this. A great range of water options including private pools and therapeutic pools. Wonderful location, great staff, thermal spring water which is not too sulphurous. Must do if you are in the area. All ages and ranges.
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the awesome review. It's great to hear you had such a nice time on your Hanmer Springs Day Tour. The thermal pools in Hanmer have a lot to offer its visitors, including therapeutic pools, communal pools, hydroslides, lazy river, spa and massage options, etc. As you said, it's a must do for water babies and anyone in the area. And the staff at Hanmer Springs do a fantastic job with maintaining the pools and keeping their customers happy, so it's nice to see them appreciated. Thanks again for the review and I hope you get to visit NZ again soon.
Written 8 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle M
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia63 contributions
Sep. 2018
What a great place to visit, quite an unexpected pleasure to go swimming in such a cold place. Highly recommend the private pools and look for vouchers in the local free tourist magazines, we managed to get a free upgrade to the private pools which saved us some money. I only wish we had stayed longer and planned an overnight visit so we could have seen more of the town around the springs. Well worth the drive from Christchurch even if it is for just a day.
Written 23 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

32brucebeach
Kincardine, Canada372 contributions
Mar. 2018 • Couples
We loved the thermal pools. There re lots to choose from. The sulphur pools are nice and quite hot. The mineral pools are lovely. The best for us was the jet pools....lots of jets gives you a nice massage. There are three of them, and the middle now had a central area with super jets....you had to hang on to the bar so you don't shoot away! Heavenly! We did not do the family pool or the water slide.
Written 19 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, your feedback is important to us to ensure we meet our customers expecations and where possible exceed them. I am pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable day and that your loved the thermal pools. I hope you have the opportunity to visit this very special part of New Zealand again at some future date.
Written 23 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer H
7 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
My husband & I were in New Zealand for our honeymoon and would highly recommend this day trip from Christchurch! It was equal parts adventure and relaxation with the exhilarating jet boat ride, followed by a leisurely afternoon in Hamner Springs.
Written 18 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It is very satisfying to hear that you enjoyed your day in Hamner Springs and that you found your day both exhilarating and relaxing. I hope you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful part of New Zealand sometime agin in the future.
Written 19 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mazza071
Christchurch, New Zealand17 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Family
Excellent place to take picnic lunch and spend the day. Enjoyable for all ages, lines go through quickly so you can enjoy your time there.
Written 22 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the tour. I am pleased you had a great day and enjoyed Hanmer Springs. I hope you have the opportunity to visit this very special part of New Zealand again at some future day.
Written 16 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lainmav
Saint Louis, MO15 contributions
Apr. 2012 • Couples
Our Hammer Springs Day Tour started with a trip to a sheep farm for a very brief tour and a sheep shearing demonstration. We then moved on to Thrillseekers Canyon for an exciting jet boat ride. After the jet boating we had lunch at the Garden House Cafe at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort Pools. On the journey back to Christchurch we made a brief stop at a North Canterbury Winery for wine tasting. Overall the trip was fine, we enjoyed the driver and the other guests on the tour. We did note that our arrival appeared to be a shock to each of the places we visited other than the sheep farm, I suspect that the tour company did not inform the Thermal Reserve or the winery that we would be stopping by. Our lunch was supposed to be ready for us when we arrived at the Garden House Cafe but due to a mixup we had to re-order when we got there and lost an hour that we could have spent in the pools or walking around the adorable town. Overall, the trip was fine but better planning would have been helpful.
Written 27 June 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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